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Calumet Creek MO 79 Bridge



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BH Photo #106798

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Lost pony truss bridge over Calumet Creek on MO 79 northwest of Clarksville
Pike County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1935-36 by contractor Deering & Davidson; replaced 2015
- Deering & Davidson of St. Louis, Missouri (Contractor)
- Laclede Steel Co. of Madison, Illinois (Fabricator)
Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 101.3 ft.
Total length: 262.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Skew angle
39 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37548, -90.92437   (decimal degrees)
39°22'32" N, 90°55'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/678786/4360499 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill West
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 8
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 5764 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MoDOT K-317R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 22316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 24, 2019: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • October 8, 2010: New Street View added by Mark Dellbringge
  • June 8, 2005: Posted new photos


Calumet Creek MO 79 Bridge
Posted March 11, 2015, by tillerman (tillerman61 [at] gmail [dot] com)

MoDot is selling this bridge. It will be replaced.

Calumet Creek MO 79 Bridge
Posted October 30, 2009, by Philip Manhart (phil [dot] j [dot] manhart [at] usace [dot] army [dot] mil)

Prior to the MO 79 bridge, the road followed what is today county road 240 over Calumet Creek to Hwy N (map attached referse to it as Pike Rd 288). The old bridge abutments are still in place (picture Attached) as well as a defined road bed. The old bridge has been washed out. I am trying to find out some information about this old bridge crossing. The year is was built, etc. Can you help me?